Hey guys! Today I’m talking about how to use cosplay for self esteem; as well as, the negatives and positives in the cosplay community! Just a warning, the video has some saucy language. As mentioned in the video, here is Gwen’s post on her experiences of self-esteem in the cosplay community, Cosplay & Self Esteem (A Response To Superheroesque)!
Ideas for First-Time Cosplay!
Iconic Characters | Iconic characters can be good first cosplays because they can be modded easily while still be recognized. For example, Wonder Woman can be made simply with a t-shirt, skirt and boots or her costume can be made super complex with detailed armor and a boned corset.
Crossover Cosplay | Crossovers is combining two series or two ideas into one costume. This can be commonly seen using Sailor Scouts mixed with other characters such as an Adventure Time Marceline Senshi. Crossovers don’t have to be from two separates series, it could also be a style plus a character. For example, last year, Mia and I did Hipster versions of Adventure Time characters. (I’d love to see some more warrior/armored versions of any character, to be honest.)
American Cartoons | American cartoon characters tend to have super simple outlines and costumes making them easy to portray with any body type.
Closet/Casual Cosplay | Closet cosplay is what it sounds like, taking everyday items and fashioning them to be inspired by a certain character. Closet cosplay may be a good way to get used to dressing up as characters without making the full commitment of a costume!